salman wrote:It may appear to you that I am making a mountain out of a molehill, but believe me it's not like that. I am a regular visitor of this website. I just wanted to convey that the aforementioned lines are little inappropriate and a distraction, partly because they are opening lines. Probably they would have escaped my attention had they not been opening lines. Instead of reacting in such a way, you should take it sportingly. At least you compelled a sleeper member to comment on the article. I hope my intention is clear to you now.
Thank you again for writing and glad to know that you are a regular visitor. Your comment is perfectly fine and your criticism of the opening line is also fine. But as the writer of the article, if I accept your viewpoint, I should say so and if I do not accept your viewpoint, am I not allowed to defend my viewpoint?
Anyway, getting back on point.
salman wrote:I am little appalled by your reaction. My intention was not to criticize the article or the author of the article. I just intended to point out that the opening lines looked little out of place to me as it is a very subjective issue and one should avoid making such judgmental (oblique?) comments. The issue is not about who is outsider or insider. It's just that who are we to make such a judgmental statement in an article which is concerned with a serious legal topic which is in no way related to it. Isn't it irrelevant?
The opening line is there because that lays the groundwork for the article. My hypothesis is that India has been ruled by outsiders so easily because of lack of freedom of speech in our society. Lack of freedom of speech weakens the society from inside. I believe that India has been ruled conveniently by restricting freedom of speech and India has been ruled for a substantial period of time by outsiders in the past 1000 yrs. Do you deny that? You are free to disagree with that and also free to state your reasons.
You ask, who are we to make such a judgement?
We are the people of India. We are the people who have been ruled over. We are the people who have been exploited. We are the people who are still ruled by a ruling class that doesn't care about us. I believe that gives us the right to make the judgement.
I am not sure what reaction were you expecting and with which part of my reply were you appalled? My article is public and just the way my article is open to criticism, so is your comment and there the response may not necessarily be to your liking. Again, you are free to disagree and welcome to post your views.